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  1. Thread: Hive Stands?

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    Re: Hive Stands?

    Got enough bricks on those top covers? :)
  2. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    True Mike, but when as the brood nest contracts, it means that there are more phoretic mites as there are less and less cells about to be capped for the mites to jump into...... You're right,...
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    Re: OXV for testing mite loads?

    You get the highest mite count in the 2nd 24 hours............
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    Re: When do you do summer treatment for varroa?

    50 is my threshold to treat. You have decide on yours. If you do not do a series of treatments now, I would still do the single treatment during the broodless period.
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    Re: When do you do summer treatment for varroa?

    Do one OAV treatment now and see what your mite drop is after 48 hours. If I've more than 50, I do a series of treatments, once a week for 3 weeks, then again in the fall when the brood is at its...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid In Alabama

    Take a look at sticky board after an August OAV treatment, then decide
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    Re: BT from Amazon, bad?

    Let us know........
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    Re: Oxalic Acid In Alabama

    A series of treatments now (once every 7 days for 3 weeks) and one later in the year when your hive has the least amount of brood.....
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    Re: BT from Amazon, bad?

    BT does have a shelf life! I found out the hard way. I don't know how long the shelf life may be, but I buy new every 2 years now. The last batch I got from Amazon is effective. You may have...
  10. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    I see 20 mites, I treat. I do one treatment of OAV and look at the mite drop on the 2nd day. That tells me if I need to treat. I do not like to see over 20 mites as I have a low tolerance for...
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    Re: First OAV treatment this morning

    Not in vaporization. OA crystals only......
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    Re: First OAV treatment this morning

    A 5 frame nuc use 1/2 a gram...... I believe Nancy (Enj) on box size meant (deep, medium or shallow) not nucs.........
  13. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    Those who doubt the late summer efficacy of OAV treatments, merely need to look at the mite drop on their sticky board after the 1st 48 hours..... It is beyond me (after viewing those mite drops)...
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    Re: Treating with oav after splits

    Nancy (Enj) has it right. No need to put queens in cages to treat....Again treat while the mites are phoretic
  15. Thread: BT Spraying

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    Re: BT Spraying

    Why?
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    Re: Brush, fume board, or bee escape?

    Fume board with BGO. I've attached a small, 9v battery powered fan to a cover I place over the fume board. Drives 99.9% of them out. Works even on cloudy days.
  17. Thread: first oav attempt

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    Re: first oav attempt

    That's very true, once you get into a "rhythm" (and it takes a couple of treatments to do so) it goes very quickly.......
  18. Thread: first oav attempt

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    Re: first oav attempt

    As Nancy stated, the largest mite drop is in the 24-48 hr period.........
  19. Thread: first oav attempt

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    Re: first oav attempt

    All true........ You should close off the SBB in some manner. Most have slide in's under the SBB that they use to close it off while vapping...
  20. Re: Tips on keeping a honey extractor from "walking" during spinning

    :thumbsup:
  21. Thread: Discovery of OAV

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    Re: Discovery of OAV

    Since OA has been used in Europe for over 20 years, I don't think approvals were all that necessary back then..........but maybe so....
  22. Thread: first oav attempt

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    Re: first oav attempt

    Yes, that beekeeper forgot time and left his vaporizer connected to the battery for an extreme amount of time and even melted the vaporizer! You leave your iron on the ironing board way beyond the...
  23. Thread: Discovery of OAV

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    Re: Discovery of OAV

    I've tried to find who, what, where, when.............no luck...............
  24. Thread: first oav attempt

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    Re: first oav attempt

    For most it is just measure, poke, plug, dunk ...next hive.............certainly not rocket science at all. When inserting the vap, you feel some resistance (burr comb) move the vap to the left or...
  25. Thread: Shim for OAV

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    Re: Shim for OAV

    To vaporize from the top, just make a shim about 2" high. Cut a small slot for the vap. Also cut a 1/4" piece of plywood about 3-4" square. Place the plywood on the frames, place the vap on the...
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